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Gwendolyn Brooks, a poet of exquisite words and insight

Some African-American personalities are so legendary that hardly a season passes that their achievements, their contributions, are not invoked.

William Lambert, Detroit’s great Underground Railroad conductor

A few days ago on March 10, there were a number of events commemorating the death of Harriet Tubman, the legendary abolitionist who died on this date in 1913.

State Assembly’s one-house budget targets education and college affordability

Education and college affordability have long been hot topics in Albany. New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Higher Education Committee Chair Deborah Glick have announced their dedication to education as part of the Assembly’s 2016-17 budget proposal.

Medgar Evers College honors Shirley Chisholm

In the spirit of Women’s History Month, the Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College, Black Women for Fairness & Equity, Shirley Chisholm Women’s Empowerment 2017 and Conference Chair Assemblywoman Diana C. Richardson will be honoring Shirley Anita St. Hill ...

Disney Dreamers Academy marks 10 years of changing lives

Walt Disney World Resort welcomed 100 teens selected to participate in the 10th Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence magazine last week for four days of inspiration and empowerment from Thursday through Sunday.

College scholarships for African-American students you need to know about

Students around the nation are always looking for money to pay for college. Here are some scholarships for African-American students with upcoming deadlines.

Students leave with life lessons and new perspective at Disney Dreamers Academy

Teens bid an emotional farewell at the commencement ceremony on the final day of the 10th Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine at Walt Disney World on Sunday.

Self-image, career goals focus at Disney Dreamers Academy

Teens learned about the value of self-image along with showcasing their experiences during their "Deep Dive" on the third day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE magazine at Walt Disney World on Saturday.

Students take a ‘Deep Dive’ at Disney Dreamers Academy

Youth listened to inspirational speakers and got the chance to experience their future careers on second day of the Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE magazine on Friday.

10th Disney Dreamers Academy kicks off at Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Resort welcomed the 100 teens selected to participate in the 10th Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine on Thursday. Four of the students selected are from the Tri-State area

New York City activists march for education

Throughout the past few months, communities across the nation have mobilized, marched and elevated their voices to speak about the issues they care for in the wake of the new administration.

Meet the 'Dreamers': Local students prepare for inspiring trip to Disney World

Four local area high school students are preparing for the 10th Annual Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine March 9 through 12 at Walt Disney World.

UNCF ‘A Mind Is...’ Gala held in Midtown

It was a star-studded event at the United Negro College Fund’s annual “A Mind Is...” Gala last week.

Can Trump win over black college campuses?

Rebecca Phillips' family has been attending Morgan State University in Baltimore for four generations. The 21-year-old college senior brims with pride when she talks about the college she'll graduate from in a few months.

Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to Chicago Public Schools

After a disappointing meeting with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner last Friday to discuss recently announced cuts to school funding, Chance the Rapper has decided to address the issue himself.

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